David Huttner was the founding Head of Commercial for Virgin Blue Australia where he managed the growth strategy domestically and throughout the South Pacific. As one of three founding members of the airline’s top leadership, he helped guide the company to become the most successful IPO in Virgin Group history.
His global career spans more than 20 years and covers all areas of the aviation industry from sales and distribution through to product delivery and airline restructuring. Following his decade with the Virgin Group, David was appointed to the board of Vueling at the time of its IPO, and he has since advised some of the world’s leading airlines, airport and industry partners. More recently he served on the Board of SAVC, the Saudi State Airport Holding Company.
David provides leadership on a range of projects for Nyras directly relating to strategy and commercial operations. Areas of focus include low cost carrier strategies and competitive response as well as airport and airline commercial advisory. He has also led a number of key projects focused on capacity management, slots policy and has acted for both buyers and sellers in executing a number of key slot transactions.
David is based in London but serves clients globally. He holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University in the USA and an MBA from INSEAD in France